Open Source Forum Shootout - phpBB

In the last post in this multi-part series, I'm going to look at arguably one of the most popular PHP free forum solutions out there, phpBB. It is designed to be feature-rich and a complete solution for building an online forum.

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It requires PHP 4.3.3 and a supported database (including MySQL, Oracle, Postgres and even Microsoft SQL Server). I'll be covering the latest version at the ...

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Run a command under a different environment

Today we have a simple tip of the shell. Are there applications or scripts that you use that require different environment variables, such as a different PATH or EDITOR? Then meet the env command. env allows you to run a program in a restricted environment with custom variables or so that no "dirty" variables are left around.

Rather than explain how to use it, let's just jump in to ...

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Celtx, digital media pre-production tool, reaches 1.0

Celtx logoThe popular open source media pre-production tool Celtx has reached the 1.0 milestone.  Popular for its screenplay-writing, scheduling, and budgeting tools, Celtx has been in a lengthy beta for over 2 years.  Used extensively by independent film producers in a number of language, Celtx, based on Mozilla's XUL framework, has long been an integral member of the open source media toolkit.

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gNewSense 2.0 Released

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FSF-sponsored GNU/Linux distribution gNewSense has recently been updated to version 2.0. The release announcement states:

I've just released the LiveCD for gNewSense 2.0, the first full release of DeltaH.
This is less than a week after Hardy was released.

All bugs reported since the 1.9 beta have been addressed. Thank you to everyone who reported bugs, they were useful in making this release better.

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